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Cape Adventure Garden Route

7 days  |  Starts/Ends: Cape Town  |  from USD $2,299  |   Guaranteed Departure 

In 7 days, explore Cape Point and Cango Caves, go hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park, meet ostriches and penguins, go wild on a game drive and taste delicious wines as you explore the world famous Garden Route.

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Day 1

Cape Town. Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to start exploring Cape Town.
Overnight: Cape Town

Day 2
Cape Point Tour

Embark on a full day Cape Point excursion today. This morning travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Here you have the option to take a boat trip to Seal Island (seasonal). Carry on over Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa and and the picturesque Good Hope Nature Reserve.

After lunch travel on to Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Our tour ends after a visit to the popular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Overnight: Cape Town  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Cape Town - Oudtshoorn. We depart Cape Town this morning and head out onto Route 62, the longest wine route in the Western Cape. It is an area of magnificent landscapes, towering cliffs and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora, and meanders all the way to Oudtshoorn our first destination. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world and this afternoon we visit a show farm to learn about the history and use of these unique birds, as well as their life cycle and how they are farmed.
Overnight: Oudtshoorn  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Oudtshoorn - Knysna. After breakfast we proceed to the impressively beautiful Cango Caves where we embark on a guided tour of the mysterious limestone formations in this subterranean wonderland. We continue our drive over the breath-taking Outeniqua pass which offers stunning views over the Swartberg escarpment and the Indian Ocean, and make our way to the Garden Route town of Knysna. This evening why not try out one of the many restaurants Knysna has to offer, and sample the oysters they are famous for.
Overnight: Knysna  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Knysna - Tsitsikamma National Park - Knysna. Today we continue further along the Garden Route to experience the famous Tsitsikamma National Park, where we spend the morning hiking along the winding board walk through the forest to the suspension bridge at Tsitsikamma mouth. The protected and indigenous forest of Tsitsikamma contains the most amazing array of vegetation, birds and wildlife. On the way back a stop can be made at the Bloukrans bridge for those who want to experience the world’s highest bungee jump!
Overnight: Knysna  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Knysna - Hermanus. This morning we drive through the coastal towns of Sedgefield, Wilderness and George and make our way to the Garden Route Game Lodge, where we embark on a game drive in an open Land rover with an experienced game ranger. The game reserve is home to lion, elephant, white rhino, buffalo and cheetah as well as giraffe and numerous antelope species, and hopefully we will get to spot some of these magnificent creatures. We carry on to the town of Hermanus where we spend the night.
Overnight: Hermanus  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Hermanus - Cape Town. After a hearty breakfast we take a leisurely drive to the Hemel and Aarde Valley were we sample wines at one of the local vineyards. We proceed to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens which is home to a spectacular variety of Fynbos, where we spend some time enjoying nature in these peaceful surroundings. The last stop for the day is at Stony Point to see the African Penguins. This is one of only three land based colonies in South Africa. We arrive back into Cape Town later this afternoon. Note: Do not book an outbound flight departing from Cape Town Airport before 18h00 tonight.

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

The Townhouse, Cape Town
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Modern and intimate, the Townhouse is a luxury hotel in the heart of cosmopolitan Cape Town. Guest rooms are all beautifully appointed, have luxury en suite facilities and are provided with Free WiFi. The in house 'Trees' restaurant offers an exciting menu from a Michelin-trained chef. Being in such a great location, why not grab a complimentary walking map and head out to explore Cape Town - right on your doorstep! Well located in down town Cape Town, adjacent to the South African Parliamentary Precinct.

De Opstal Country Lodge , Oudtshoorn
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Dating back to 1830, De Opstal Country Lodge is a beautiful farmhouse with stables and a milking parlour. All the buildings in the complex have been creatively converted into modern, quaint en suite bedrooms with the retention of an atmosphere of rustic charm. A hearty breakfast is served every day and the restaurant can also cater for dinner - including locally sourced Ostrich! Why not opt for a splash in the outdoor pool before drinks in the bar - a great way to start the evening. Well located in the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley just outside Outdshoorn.

The Graywood Hotel, Knysna
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Set around a central courtyard, the Graywood Hotel is a charming accommodation that boasts beautiful woodwork throughout. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated with crisp white linen and warming tones that perfectly compliment each other. There is a gorgeous outdoor pool which is the perfect place to relax by with a drink on the sun deck. Ask the helpful staff on where is best to eat at the number of local restaurants. The hotel is centrally situated, walking distance from both the vibrant town centre and Knysna Waterfront.

Hermanus Lodge on the Green, Hermanus
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Nestled in the majestic Hermanus mountains, the Hermanus Lodge on the Green is an enchanting base from which to explore the wonders of this beautiful area. Guest rooms are well equipped and tastefully decorated in calming pastel tones. All rooms feature a balcony and excellent en suite facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available and there is a well stocked honesty bar in the lounge. From the sun drenched swimming pool you can enjoy beautiful views of the Ovberg Mountain range. The hotel is adjacent to the picturesque Hermanus Golf Club and overlooking the 25th green.

Trip Highlights

The ostriches of Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves
Tsitsikamma National Park - hiking to Storms River mouth
Hemel and Aarde Valley wine tasting
Cape Town - Cape Point, Simon’s Town, Kirstenbosch
Knysna and Swartberg escarpment
Garden Route Game Lodge - game drive in private reserve.
Betty’s Bay - the penguins at Stony Point
Bloukrans - home to world’s highest bungee jump!


6 nights 3 star lodges and guest houses. Please Note: Accommodation named, may be subject to change but will be of a similar standard.
Transportation in a Toyota Avanza, Corolla or similar
Afternoon game drive at the Garden Route Game Lodge's private reserve
Airport arrival transfer on day 1
Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park
Hermanus - wine tasting
6 breakfasts
Services of an experienced local guide/driver
All relevant park fees
Excursion to Cape Point, Simon’s Town & Kirstenbosch
Tour of Cango Caves and Ostrich Farm
Entrance to botanical gardens and Stony Point

Not Included

Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
International flights and visas
Optional activities
Airport departure transfer (can be booked upon request)

Prices shown are per person travelling. The price per person applies when there are 2 people travelling together, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for travellers who require a single room and needs to be added to the per person price.

Single Supp.
Cape Adventure Garden Route - 7 days
USD $2299
USD $629

Prices are based upon a minimum group size of 2.
For groups of 4 or more a discount will apply, contact us for details.

Tour Details
Cape Town
Cape Town
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 6
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